Meet Us

Dr. Paul Parker, Dr. Alyssa Parker (no relation!), and Dr. Nelly Schottel, provide comprehensive healthcare for infants, children, adolescents and young adults through college age.

Dr. Paul Parker

Dr. Paul Parker has been in practice for 20 years. He received his medical training at Tulane University and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He earned his Master's of Public Health at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Dr. Parker completed his Pediatric Residency and Chief Resident year at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. He subsequently worked in Morrisville, VT and at University Pediatrics, UVMMC for a number of years. Dr. Parker was medical director at Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center for ten years and is Assistant Clinical Professor with the University of Vermont, Department of Pediatrics.

When he is not working, Dr. Parker enjoys tele-skiing, basketball, playing piano and fiddle, gardening, making maple syrup for friends and family, and shoveling snow from the parking lot early in the morning. He and Heather have five children all of whom are grown and gone, and three grandchildren who now live in Alaska!

He works on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He is on call some Saturdays and most Sundays.

Dr. Alyssa Parker, MD

Dr. Alyssa works on Fridays and takes call on some Saturdays. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 2008. She specializes in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and is on the Medical Staff at the University Of Vermont Medical Center.

Dr. Nelly Schottel, MD

Nelly attended medical school at the University of Virginia and completed her residency in Pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center after an intern year at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

While her husband was finishing his medical training, she worked in pediatric clinics in the Bronx and in Houston before moving to Shelburne with her husband and three children.

She loves living in Vermont and raising her children here. Nelly has been at Richmond Pediatrics since 2016 and works on Mondays, Wednesdays and some weekends.

Carina McCauley

Carina is an RN who works two days per week with us and also works at UVMMC in infant and pediatric care.

Cindy Schnell

Cindy is an RN with experience working in inpatient pediatric care, home health and school nursing. She works two days per week.

Diane Knowlton

Diane is our receptionist on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Ellen Crary

Ellen is our receptionist on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Heather Parker

Heather takes care of all of our accounting needs and processes insurance claims.

Sadie Parker

Sadie built and maintains this site. She's currently traveling and working as a freelance software developer. In her free time, she works on digital art projects, thinks about music and making music, mentors beginning programmers, and watches lots of movies.

Location & Directions

We're located off of Jericho Road just before the entrance to Richmond Elementary and Camels Hump Middle School.


To get directions from Google Maps, please click on the map below and select "View larger map."

Office Policies

This section is under construction. Please give us a call with any questions, thanks!


We accept cash, check and virtually all insurance plans. Due to expense we do not accept credit card or debit card payments. By keeping our overhead expenses lower, we are able to devote more time to each of our patients.

If any special arrangements are necessary, please ask to discuss them with Heather, who handles our billing. We do everything we can to work with those encountering difficulty paying their bills. There will be a $50.00 fee for all returned checks.

Co-payments are expected at time of service.